Betrayed

Chord transcription by FranÙois Couture, fcouture@abacom.com

A Christmas gift to all Hammillans.

Warning: performing this song can be dangerous for your mood. :-)

 

**Regarding the intro/outro: I play this song on the ukulele (donÍt laught, youÍd be surprised) and I like to leave the G string open, which turns the chords into Em/G and Bm4/G. I find them both sadder and creepier that way, but YMMV.

 

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(Intro)

Em      Bm4

Em      Bm4

 

        Em                              Bm4

When I began I was full of altruistic dreams,

Em                          Bm4                  

believed in princes and princesses, kings and queens -

        C                       Bm

now I find they're all human inside,

                    Am

all bitterness and pride,

                                Em

so why shouldn't I be like that too?

    Eb                              F

It seems that I've forgotten all I tried so hard to learn;

Am                                          (a g f# e d)

it seems there's not an ounce of love or

(a  g f# e        d)   C#m4

trust anywhere in the world.

(a g f# e d)            C#m4

(a g f# e d)            C#m4

 

(a g f# f# g)  

Em                                  Bm4 

Friends - they're all harbouring knives

                Em                          Bm4

to embed in your back out of revenge, or spite,

        C                                   Bm

or indifference, or lack of other things to do -

        Am                                      Em

in the end just who's going to be a friend for you

            Eb                                  F          

when they kick you in the guts just as your hand holds out the   [pearl?

    Am                     

It seems that there is nothing left but

(a g    f#  e   d)      C#m4

hatred and lust in the world.

(a g f# e d)            C#m4

(a g f# e d)            C#m4

 

(a g f# f# g)  

Em                                                Bm4         

I don't give a damn anymore - I've only wound up betrayed.

                            Em

It's all been absolutely worthless -

                        Bm4                 C

all the efforts I've made to be gentle and kind

                    Bm

are repaid with contempt,

            Am

degraded by sympathy and worthless kindness

                    Em

and love that isn't meant.

        Eb                              F

I'm through with joy and company, I've done with pretty words,

Am

betrayed - there's no hiding-place

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4

anywhere in the world.

    Eb                                  F

I've nothing left to fight for except making my passion heard

Am

I don't believe in anything

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4

anywhere in the world

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4

anywhere in the world

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4

anywhere in the world

(a g f#  e  d)  C#m4

anywhere in the world

 

(a g f# f# g)

Em      Bm4

Em      Bm4

Em      Bm4

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